City Council Approves Major Changes To Restaurant Grading SystemThe New York City Council on Wednesday approved a package of bills that will reduce the fines restaurant owners pay for minor health infractions.
City Council Poised To Modify Restaurant Grading System To Lower Some FinesNew York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.
Speaker Christine Quinn Gives 'F' To Restaurant Grading SystemNew York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she's been hearing a steady drumbeat of complaints from eatery owners about the health department's restaurant letter grading system.
With Shocking Number Of 'A' Grades, Many Wonder If Restaurant Grading System Getting WorkedEvery single New York City eatery -- all 24,000 -- has been inspected and assigned a letter grade. With a whopping number getting the top grade, an "A," some are wondering if there's a little grade inflation going on.
Traditional Hot Dog Vendors Disappearing From NYC StreetsWhen you think of food in the Big Apple, the hot dog is about as "New York" as it gets. But those street-side vendor carts are in transition.
Long Island City Restaurant Gets An 'A'Sparks Deli in Long Island City is the first restaurant under the city's new rating system to receive a perfect grade for food safety and cleanliness.

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